U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team recommends you switch browsers

Paul Boutin over at Slate has a story today called Are the Browser Wars Back? How Mozilla’s Firefox trumps Internet Explorer. It’s good to see the masses coming around.

the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a partnership between the tech industry and Homeland Security, recently took the unusual step of advising people to consider switching browsers.

It’s tough to understand why tabbed browsing is such an improvement until you’ve tried it…[it's] an order of magnitude more efficient and organized than popping up a whole new window for each link.

The latest version of Firefox, released this Monday, has a more professional look, online help, and a tool that automatically imports your bookmarks, history, site passwords, and other settings from Explorer. Meanwhile, all-conquering Internet Explorer has been stuck in the mud for the past year, as Microsoft stopped delivering new versions.